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of the fourth act? What would have become of the

London, May 15, 1869. • Rivals' without those drolleries of Acres which, as I REGRET to record the death of Sir Charles Went- we learn from stage tradition, were intended for bufworth Dilke. He was born in London in 1810. His foonery? There are, indeed, thoroughly 'genteel' father, who bore the same name, was the chief comedies among our nominally stock plays, but these owner and for some time editor of the" Athenæum,' are by writers of the second rank, and when they are and afterwards manager of the" Daily News.” His revived, the coldness with which they are received mother was Miss Maria Walker. He was an only shows that their success is the result of a transient

He was sent to Westminster School, and took condition of the public taste. Macklin's Man of his degrees-not in Arts, but-in Law, at Trinity the World' might be cited as an exception ; but it Hall, Cambridge. I I believe he joined his father in must be borne in mind that that often over-estimated the “ Athenæum” office immediately after leaving work affords a very showy part to an actor of very Cambridge, and proved an efficient assistant. He peculiar gifts." There is great prejudice and exagattracted the notice of Prince Albert during the geration in all these remarks. They have, however, organization of the Universal Exhibition of 1851, some foundation of truth. of which he was one of the earliest promoters and I noticed, the other day, in one of the morning an influential member of the Executive Committee. newspapers, this pitiable advertisement: “Givers His commerce with Prince Albert was continual of Entertainments, Managers, etc. A poor gentle and intimate. He made so favorable an impression man, with a large family, would be thankful for on His Royal Highness, at the close of the exhibition, commissions to write original farces, comedies, melothat the honor of knighthood was offered to him. dramas, or songs, comic and sentimental, for a very He declined it and all pecuniary reward for his moderate remuneration. S. F. Hulland's, 29 Buckservices. The Queen, nevertheless, to mark her ingham Palace-road.” Poor fellow ! sense of the value of his labors, presented his wife The subject-catalogue of MSS. belonging to the with a beautiful diamond bracelet; and one of her British Museum is rapidly advancing to compleMajesty's first acts after the Prince Consort's death tion. was to make him a baronet to commemorate her The Royal Society has fifty foreign members. For husband's relations with him. He was one of the some time past there have been three vacancies, five Royal Commissioners of the second Universal which have been filled by the election of M. Alphonse Exhibition. He married, in 1840, Miss Mary Chat- de Candolle, the well-known botanist of Geneva ; field, by whom he had an only son, born in 1843, M. Charles Eugene Delaunay, the eminent astronoand bearing the name common to his father and mer and mathematician of Paris, whose recent grandfather. His wife died some years since. Sir work on the Moon has attracted a great deal of Charles Wentworth Dilke was taken ill at St. attention; and M. Louis Pasteur, likewise of Paris, Petersburg ; his disease speedily took a fatal turn, whose researches into wines and silk-worms, and and, to the general surprise, he died after a brief his other chemical investigations have given him illness. He was fifty-eight years, old. His son, high rank at home. now Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, is the author of Preparations are making to print the catalogue “Greater Britain."

of printed books in Lambeth Palace Library, which These interesting remarks on the differences be- was Prince Louis Napoleon's favorite resort for study tween an English and a French theatrical audience while he was an exile in England. This valuable are, I believe, from Mr. Tom Taylor's pen. He is library has latterly become quite accessible to speaking of Mme. George Sand's play, “ Le Marquis scholars. de Villemer:" "Probably it will never be presented The “ Bookseller” says: “Mr. Fields, the poetto this country in an English dress, since, though publisher, of Boston, is on his way to this country, it is nearly as free as possible from all moral offence, where he will renew his acquaintance with the it belongs to that class of plays in which everything eminent English authors for whom his house has like a startling situation is carefully avoided, and so long and so satisfactorily acted as American the merit of which depends on a subtle delineation agents." A cordial greeting awaits Mr. Fields on of character, and a dialogue of studied brilliancy this side. I do not know another American puband elegance. From the days of Molière down- | lisher, unless it be his partner, Mr. J. R. Osgood, wards, the French, through all the modern vagaries towards whom as kind sentiments are held on this of their stage, have preserved a taste for genuine side of the Atlantic. comedy, which never belonged to the English. 'Le Messrs. Trübner & Co. (whose house is justly Misanthrope,' when performed at the Théâtre Fran- considered as American literary headquarters in çais, attracts a large concourse of persons, who listen London) have taken the house in Paternoster Row, with devout attention to every word uttered on the recently occupied by Messrs. Partridge & Co., for the stage, and look indignantly around if some heedless transaction of their continental, etc. bookselling voice interrupts the intellectual enjoyment of the business. Their American book shop will remain evening; but there is no period recorded in the at No. 60 Paternoster Row. annals of the English drama in which a play con The article, “The Greatest Wonder," which apstructed on the principle of Le Misanthrope'could peared in the April number of “Fraser's Magazine," have been found endurable even by the most edu- was written by William Jordan, Esq., who, on the cated classes. This must have been felt by Wy- 17th April, celebrated his eighty-seventh birth-day. cherley when, taking his idea from one of the most He still possesses a sound mind in a sound body, chaste and refined works of dramatic art, he built and is actively engaged preparing for the press the thereon his 'Plain Dealer,' a specimen of genuine unpublished works of his old friend, Samuel Lover. British blackguardism, for which no publisher be The publishing world is somewhat aghast at the yond the precincts of Holywell Street could be found publication by the eminent Bible publishers, Messrs. at the present day. Nevertheless, Molière and Wy- Rivington, of a novel in two volumes, " Miss Langcherley were writers at exactly the same age. Even ley's Will.” Some of the older members of the in our most standard comedies there is a 'sensa- trade consider it an omen of the approach of the tional'or a farcical element to which they, in a great millennium. measure, owe their success. What would have be Among forthcoming works I may mention one come of the 'School for Scandal,' with all the brilliancy by Dr. W. H. Russell, who went as historiographer of its dialogue, had it not been for the screen-scene with the Prince and Princess of Wales during their

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extended Eastern tour; he will shortly give the world | brought suit against Mr. Nicholas, anthor of "The the journal of these travels. • . " The Rise, Race, Pedigree of the English People,” which was puband Royalty of the Kingdom of God in the Soul of lished in March, 1868, to restrain the further pubMan," by Peter Sterry, is about to be reprinted. lication of the third part of the latter work, upon The “Athenæum" speaks of it as "the most cele- the ground that it was piracy of the former volume. brated work of, perhaps, the most mystical and The National Eisteddfod at Aberystwith (Wales) besatiful of English mystics." . .. The Rev. D. offered in 1865 a prize of $500, gold, for the best Silvan Evans is at work on a dictionary of the essay on “The Origin of the English Nation with Welsh language. . Mr. Yeowell is hard at work reference to the question how far that Nation is on a biography of George Puttenham. As he has descended from the Ancient Britons." Mr. Pike at command a great mass of documentary evi- and Mr. Nicholas both competed for the prize in dence, which none of Puttenham's biographers have 1865; but no prize was awarded; the arbitrators, hitherto possessed, hopes are indulged that the nevertheless, expressed a hope that the essay resed question of the authorship of "The Arte of marked L. O. P. (Luke Owen Pike) would be pubEnglish Poesie" may be definitively settled. Mr. lished. As no prize was awarded in 1865, the prize Arber claimed it for one of Puttenham's works. was again offered in 1866, when Mr. Nicholas alone Haslewood thought the evidence in support of both sent in an essay. Still po prize was awarded. The Pottenham's and Webster's claim to be considered late Lord Strangford (the eminent Oriental scholar) the author of this work equal. · · Mr. Nichol of was appointed arbitrator, who, while refusing to Edinburgh announces his intention to bring out award the prize (giving his reasons in a long and Manton's works as soon as a sufficient number of elaborate judgment), called especial attention to subscribers have been obtained to warrant the ex. Mr. Nicholas's essay. Honey and vinegar were penditure of the money required by such an under- mingled in such nearly equal portions in this judg. taking. Rev. Hugh Macmillan's “ Holydays on ment, that the plaintiff in the above-mentioned suit High Lands; or, Rambles and Incidents in Search was able to damage the defendant's pretensions by of Alpine Plants.” Henry Crabb Robinson's “ Di- quoting such passages as these: "The essay is ary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence” (edited by second-hand of the best kind, run easily off the pen Dr. T. Sadler).

by a well-trained and very able writer. In withThe 80th anniversary of the Royal Literary Fund holding the publication of his essay, we should miss was celebrated in our usual way-by a dinner-at nothing but the pleasure of reading a clever book Willis'-rooms, Wednesday the 5th instant. Lord well wrought up." And the defendant was able to Stanley was in the chair. On his right were his rebut them by quoting such passages as the followHighness the Nawab Nazim of Bengal and his son; ing: “He is a man of great literary ability, far on his left was the American Minister. There were superior to the others in this respect, who either about 150 persons present. The more distinguished are without it, or do not think the occasion suitable among them were Lord Lawrence, Sir J. Burgoyne, for making the most of it.” Mr. Nicholas thought Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, Lord Colchester, the honey exceeded in quantity the vinegar, and Lord Justice Giffard, Vice-Chancellor Sir Richard submitted the essay in MS. to Prof. Max Muller, Malins, Mr. E. S. Gordon, Mr. Anthony Trollope, Dr. Latham, Dr. Rowland Williams, and other genCapt. Sherard Osborn, Prof. Blackie, Rev. J. H. tlemen of authority in this field of science. They Blant, Mr. Beresford Hope, Mr. Russell Sturgis, Mr. approved the work, and suggested or furnished Charles Eliot Norton, etc. Various interesting various emendations and additions, and Messrs. speeches were made in the course of the evening. Longmans published the work. I have said no prize Lord Stanley mentioned that the Royal Literary was awarded in 1865, but the arbitrators expressed Fand had property to the amount of $175,000 gold, a hope that the essay which bore the initials L. a landed estate of nearly $1300 a year, with a steady O. P. would be published. This encouragement led popular support which raises the whole annual Mr. Pike to bring out his book at the time above income of the fund to $13,500. During the past mentioned. When Mr. Nicholas published his year the late Mr. Brown (of the firm of Messrs. I work, he sent a copy of it to Mr. Pike, that the Longmans) bequeathed the fund $15,000; and the latter might write a review of it for the “Anthropotrustees of the subscription for the purposse of logical Review.” After Mr. Pike read it through, erecting a statue in memory of Lord Macaulay he thought Mr. Nicholas had made an unwarranthad a surplus of $250, which they gave the fund. able use of “ The English and their Origin," espeThe subscriptions received in the course of the eve- cially in the third portion of his book, under the ning amounted to $5000. Was that not handsome? i rubric: “ The Argument from Admixture of Race It is not an unusual amount for a charity to receive the question to what extent is the English on one festal day in this country. England is the Nation of Celtic Origin discussed ;' and Mr. Pike laud of noble deeds.

applied for an injunction for the purpose I have Mr. George W. Childs's friends in England-they mentioned. The court have not yet delivered judgare bumerons and warm-have been gratified to ment.

FRANCIS BLANDFORD. hear of his safe arrival home. They hope he will not fail, now that he has discovered how easy it is OUR CONTINENTAL CORRESPONDENCE. to visit the old country, to throw off the weight of

Paris, February 15, 1869. bis immense business and corresponding cares, and I do not think I could interest you with an acoccasionally unbeud his mind among his foreign count of the squabbles between the government friends. While changes are not wrought so rapidly and the proprietors of the old “Moniteur.” I have with us as with you, every two or three years do already put you'in possession of the more imporbring changes which are worth seeing. The fine tant incidents. I may, however, say that the courts arts are adorning the land, the mechanical arts are decided the title “Le Moniteur Universel” to be transforming labor, accumulated wealth is adding the property of the Panckoucke family. The goto its trophies. But it is especially as relief from vernment at once ordered the new official paper to Fearing occupations we insist that Mr. Childs shall assume the title " Journal Officiel,” which, by the periodically take a foreign holiday.

way, was the second title of the old paper, Mr. Luke Owen Pike, the author of “The English Moniteur Universel, Journal Officiel de l'Empire and their Origin: a Prologue to Authentic English Français.” I may add that almost everybody agrees History," which was published in May, 1860, has that the government made a mistake in this change,

" Le

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and is already embarrassed. Nearly all of the were published in an inconvenient form, and had a old writers in “Le Moniteur" quitted it for the small circulation, “ Journal Officiel," M. Sainte-Beuve, however, A man who tried his fortune in the literary world remained. He sent in his first article since the died last month. His name was Hippolyte Bonnechange. Its subject was a book just published by lier. He came into public notice in 1830, when M. Paul Albert, entitled “ Poesie," and which con- (everything is accident in the midst of revolutained a summary of his lectures delivered at the tion) he appeared as secretary of the Provisional Sorbonne before girls. M. Sainte-Beuve, speaking Government. He was afterwards made sub-prein his article of the attacks made by the Bishop feet at Compiegne. He soon lost this place, in of Montpellier on lay education of girls, said : “He consequence of the following incident: The cubegan to scream as if the capitol was to be saved.” rate of the parish refused to celebrate mass for The manager of “ Le Moniteur" objected to this the citizens who fell during the revolution of July. phrase, which insinuated that the Bishop of Mont- Thereupon Bonnelier put on clerical robes, took pellier was a goose. M. Sainte-Beuve consented to possession of the altar, and celebrated mass. change the phrase as follows : "He began to scream After dismissal from office, he took to literature. -an engle's scream-as if the capitol was to be He wrote novels which gave evidence of considersaved.” The dianager of “Le Moniteur" then ob- able talent, but they lacked that indescribable jected to the general tone of the article. M. Sainte- something which charms readers. He began to Beuve withdrew the article, and sent him his resig- sink, and in 1845 had gotten so low that he was obnation. “Le Temps" no sooner heard that. M. liged to take to the stage. When the Revolution Sainte-Beuve was free than it offered him an en of 1848 occurred he once more embraced politics. gagement, which M. Sainte-Beuve at once accepted. He became an active member of the Bonapartist He gets $50 an article. He was paid $60 by“ Le Club, called La Société du Dix Decembre, and when Moniteur." “Le Temps" is now one of the best success crowned the club's exertions, he claimed a newspapers in Paris. Its chief editor is M. Nefft- reward. His ambition was to become manager of zer; M. Louis Blanc is its English correspondent; the Odéon. Despairing to attain it, he one day M. Sarcey is its dramatic reporter; M. Erdan is its entered the President's secretary's office, and, after Italian correspondent; M. Auguste Villemot its a violent quarrel, fired a pistol-whether it was at sketcher of life in Paris ; avd now it has M. Sainte- the secretary or was a feigned suicide never clearly Beuve. The “ Journal des Débats” alone has a appeared. The scandal was hushed up. Of course better corps of writers.

this incident blasted all his chances of political I must record the death of M. Théodore Pello- preferment. How he lived afterwards nobody knew. quet. He went early last autumn to Nice to re- Some persons believed he was a secret agent of the cruit his health, which was greatly impaired. His police, but this is denied. He had retired to Passy, life was most irregular. All night he would wan- where he died suddenly of apoplexy. He carried der about the streets of Paris. When he had always about his person a manuscript entitled money, he would lavish it on pleasures which only “ Narrative of a Rat, found under the Tour St. the wealthiest may indulge. His pay was soon Jacques la Boucherie,” which was a collection of exhausted, and I am afraid his ephemeral luxury piquant fragments of conversations and reflections, was succeeded by long misery. He had been at He had a large collection of autographs, which, I Nice some weeks, when he was attacked during a believe, the government has seizod. Bonnelier foot excursion into the neighborhood with paralysis was buried as a pauper. There were four persons of the brain. It reduced him to idiocy. He was at his funeral. placed in the local hospital, where he lingered may mention the following publications : "Anfor some weeks absolutely unconscious of every- nuaire de l'Economie Politique et de la Statistique,” thing around him, except sunlight. He would lie ( by Messrs. Guillaumin, etc., for 1868; “ Archives for hours basking in the sun, his eyes vacant and Parlementaires,” published by MM. J. Mavidal his tongue pendent. He was well informed on and E. Laurent (a complete collection of the legisquestions of art, and had a good taste, except lative and political debates of the French Chamwhere personal prejudices were roused. I believe bers from 1800 to 1860), vols. 10, 11, 12; Abbé he wrote nothing except on art, and these essays Boitel’s “Les Beautés" of the History of Chamwere written in periodicals—that is, on the sand. pagne, vol. 2; P. Beron's “ Transformation de

I regret to record the death of Marquis d'Escayrac l'Eau en Minerals;" E. Berthet's " Les Drames de de Lauture. His name became generally known Cayenne" (novel); Abbé Besson's “ Le Decalogue" during the Anglo-French expedition to China. He (sermons), vol. 1 ; Alex. Chaseray's “Conferences" was attached to the French army as a member of on the Soul; J. de Carne’s “Ceur et Sens” (tales); its scientific mission. A good many English and A. Charma’s “ Fons Philosophiæ,” an unpubFrench were captured by the Chinese. Their hands lished poem of the twelfth century; M. Dugat's and feet were tied behind their backs, and they “History of the Orientalists of Europe from the were thrown at the door of the Emperor's summer Twelfth to the Nineteenth Century," preceded by palace. The Chinese Emperor refused to see the a sketch of Oriental Studies, vol. 1 ; " Documents prisoners. They lay two days and nights on the Rares, ou Inédits" of the history of Les Voges, pubground at the palace door, and were removed only lished by the Committee of Vosgienne History, vol. because they obstructed the way. They were cast 1; Prof. Pierre Doublet's “ Du Substantif sous ses into the felons' prison. The felons gave them some deux grandes formes,” the article and the pronoun; relief, and removed their bonds. The captives Dr. V. Feltz's “ Etude Clinique et Experimentale found their limbs swollen, and infested with worms. des Embolies Capillaires” (8 pl. chromolitho., with Several of them-among others the correspondent 70 illustrations) ; M. Fontaine's “ De la Marine of the “ Times”–died under the cruel treatment to Marchande,” and the Opening of the Isthmus of which they were subjected. M. d'Escayrac de Suez; C. de Freycinet's " Rapport supplementaire Lauture never recovered from the effect of these sur l'assainissement industriel et muuicipal," in tortures. His health gradually gave way, and he France and abroad (12 pl.); L. Joubert's “ Mariexpired at Fontainebleau (whither he had re- quita'' (novel); R. P. Kleutgen's “ La Philosophie paired for pure air) only 43 years old. He mar- Scolastique,” explained and defended, vol. 1; ried, on his return from China, Dr. Rayer's daugh- Messrs. V. de Lage de Chaillou, de la Rue, and de

He wrote several works ou China; but they Cherville’s “ Encyclopédie des Chasses," vol. 2;

ter.

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Aug. Luchet's “L'Art Industriel à l'Exposition Uni- a bronze statue on a granite pedestal. It will be
Terselle de 1867,” furniture, clothing, aliments ; placed before the town-hall, in which are the town
P. A. Mercier's“ Discours Unique dans son genre ;' museum and library.

The Academy of C. Pascal's " In Memoriam ;" E. Pehant's " Jeanne Sciences have elected Herr Weierstrass, of Berlin, de Belleville;" L. A. Petit's “ Richesse par Excel- one of their correspondents to fill the place vacated lence," etc., refutation of the doctrine of econo- in the section of geometry by the election of Herr mists and of the arguments presented in favor of Kummer as foreign associate.

G. S. free trade; E. Pujol's “ Paul Durand” (novel); Ponson du Terrail's“ Le Grillon du Moulin" (novel);

NOTES ON BOOKS AND BOOKSELLERS. ** Rapports du Jury International,” published MESSRS. CHARLES Scribner & Co. have just pubunder the superintendence of M. Michel Chevalier lished“ Waterloo,''one of the delightful Erckmann(who, I may mention, received 83000 for his labors ; Chatrian stories; and Dr. Anderson's work on his introduction is excellent); Th. Roubaud's “Re- “ Foreign Missions.” The price of the latter, first lections sur le Christianisme;" C. A. Sainte-announced at $1 75, has been reduced to $1 50. As Beuve's “ Nouveaux Lundis," vol. 10; P. Segneri's we have already stated, the same house, about the ** La Manne de l'Ame," or, Meditations on select middle of June, will publish “ Woman's Suffrage : passages of Holy Writ (3 vols. 12mo.); Marquis the Reform against Nature," by Dr. Horace Bushde Sinety's “Life of Marshal de Lowendal ;" Fa- nell; and President Woolsey's " Essay on Divorce ther K. E. Schmoeger's “ Life of Anne C. Emme- and Divorce Legislation, with Special Reference to rich" (1774-1819); " Texte Explicatif” to accom. the United States." In the latter part of June will pany the first historical plate relating to Louisiana, appear, in one volume 12ino., an addition to their Cavalier de La Salle of Rouen taking possession of Illustrated Library of Wonders, entitled “Great Louisiana and the Mississippi, or Louis XIV.'s Hunts: Adventures on the Great Hunting Grounds River, 9th April, 1682 (8vo. 2 columns, 44 p.); of the World,” with twenty-two wood-cuts. * Trente Chemins de Croix," or Pious Exercises J. B. LIPPINCOTT & Co. have now ready the first to follow Jesus to Calvary ; 0. Troude's “ Batailles series of the “Sunday Library,” embracing “The Navales de la France” (4th vol.), and Abbé H. Pupils of St. John," “ The Hermits,"

" Seekers Follot's “ Da Système Chronologique de Mane- after God,” and “ England's Antiphon." The four thon” compared with the latest discoveries in volimes, bound in uniform style, are put up in a archæology.

neat box. The public prints have announced that Mme. The same firm have just published a set of George Sand has a son, and that Prince Napoleon was “ Treasuries of Literary Gems,” in six volumes, sponsor. It seems, from the following note, that the miniature 4to., beautifully printed on tinted paper, intelligence is only half true : “ Dear sir: I have and handsomely bound. The series embraces : A already received numerous congratulations upon Treasury of Table Talk; Epigrams of Literary the birth of a grandson, announced, as I am told, Follies; A Treasury of Poetic Gems; The Table by several newspapers. Would you be good enough Talk of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. ; Gleanings from to inform persons who take interest in me, that the Comedies of Shakspeare; Beauties of the Britthere is a mistake? The baptism mentioned was ad. ish Dramatists. Of this series, the London “ Pubministered to my two grand-daughters, conformably lishers' Circular” says : “A charming little series, to the desire of their parents, by the Protestant well edited and printed. More thoroughly readclergyman of Bourges. Believe me, etc.,

able little books it would be hard to find ; there is

* GEORGE Sand." no padding in them; all epigram, point, poetry, or The collection of autographs of the late M. sound common sense.” Charles Brunet was dispersed recently by auction. MESSRS. Fields, Osgood & Co. have begun the There were some valuable documents among them. issue of a Household Edition of the novels of Thackof these I may instance sixty-two letters of J. B.

eray.

This edition is to be in all respects similar Dubos, a learned historian and critic, member and to that of the Household Edition of Chas. Reade's Perpetual Secretary of the French Academy, born novels recently published by them, and received at Beauvais in 1670, died in 1742—the sixty-two with such marked favor. That the success of this letters fetched $115 80; three letters of Daniel edition of the works of the genial satirist will be Elsevier, the celebrated Dutch typographer, son of quite commensurate with its merits we anticipate Bonaventura, born in 1626, died in 1680, $29 60; with the utmost confidence. nineteen letters of La Monnoye, a celebrated poet and philologist, born at Dijon in 1641, died in 1728, handsome style a series of choice standard books,

W. J. WIDDLETON, New York, has published in 829 80 ; sixty-seven letters (only twenty-three are such as the works of Henry Hallam, Dean Milman, signed) of John Locke (author of the Essay on the the elder Disraeli, Prof. Wilson, and Charles Lamb. Human Understanding), and written between 1678 As these works, by sheer merit, find their way into aud 1701, $383 20 ; twelve letters (only ten are every well-selected library, it is no slight advantage signed) of Vaillant (Jean Foi), a learned pumismatist of the seventeenth century, member of the to have them in a style at once convenient for use Academy of Inscriptions, born at Beauvais in 1632, and attractive to the eye, and got up under ausdied in 1706, $38 ; sixty-two letters of Jean Jacques pices that imply thorough accuracy of text. Rousseau to Countess d'Epinay, written between

LITTLE, Brown & Co. announce in our advertising 1754 and 1758, 9233 ; the original manuscript of columns a list of new law books and new editions Countess d'Epinay's Meinoirs, $149.

The total published since January of this year, as well as an atnount fetched by all the autographs was $1700 ample cataiogue of law books nearly ready, and in gold.

press and preparation. We communicate po inforThe Academy of Fine Arts have elected m. mation to the reader when we say that the uniform Charles Blanc as free academician, in place of the excellence of the publications of this house is such late Count Walewski; and Mr. Perkins, of Bos- that any volume which bears its imprint has no ton, as free correspondent, in place of the late Herr mean presumptive title to be regarded as a work of Waagen, of Berlin. ... Active exertions are made value. to secure the erection of a inonument to the late M. The second and third volumes of Mr. Parke GodPonsard, at Vienne, Isere County, his native place. win's " History of France" are reported as nearly $7229 have been collected. It is intended to erect ready for the press. This is well, for the first vol

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